black humor


black humor
Synonyms and related words:
Atticism, agile wit, burlesque, caricature, comedy, dry wit, esprit, farce, humor, irony, lampoon, nimble wit, parody, pleasantry, pretty wit, quick wit, ready wit, salt, sarcasm, satire, savor of wit, slapstick, slapstick humor, squib, subtle wit, travesty, visual humor, wit

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  • black humor — noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect • Syn: ↑black humour • Topics: ↑drama • Hypernyms: ↑expressive style, ↑style * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • black humor — a form of humor that regards human suffering as absurd rather than pitiable, or that considers human existence as ironic and pointless but somehow comic. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • black humor — morbid humor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • black humor — noun A subgenre of comedy and satire that deals with subjects that are believed to be serious or volatile, such as death, divorce, drug abuse, etc. Syn: black comedy …   Wiktionary

  • Anthology of Black Humor — The Anthology of Black Humor (in French Anthologie de l humour noir ) is an anthology of 45 writers edited by André Breton. It was first published in 1939 in Paris by Éditions du Sagittaire and its distribution was immediately banned by the Vichy …   Wikipedia

  • black|ness — «BLAK nihs», noun. 1. the quality or condition of being black; black color; darkness: »the blackness of night. 2. Figurative. wickedness. 3. the distinctive qualities or characteristics of black people; negritude: »The call for black studies is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black comedy — This article is about the genre. For situation comedies featuring a predominantly African American cast, see Black sitcom. For the play by Peter Shaffer, see Black Comedy (Play). Black Humor redirects here. For the Spanish film, see Black Humor… …   Wikipedia

  • humor — 1. noun a) The quality of being amusing, comical, funny. She has a great sense of humor, and I always laugh a lot whenever we get together. b) Four fluids (blood, yellow bile, black bile and …   Wiktionary

  • black comedy — noun comedy that uses black humor • Hypernyms: ↑comedy * * * noun Etymology: translation of French comédie noire : comedy that employs black humor ; also : a situation or a series of events that resembles black comedy his odyssey from illness to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • humor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. disposition, mood, tem per; caprice, drollery, wit; fun; jest; choler, melancholy, depression, anger; facetiousness. See feeling. v. t. indulge, favor, oblige, gratify. See permission, tendency,… …   English dictionary for students


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